Project Life: DIY Washi Speech Bubble Journal Card

I have been slightly obsessed with speech bubble journal cards. I love using them to keep track of the funny things the boys say…but, I am extremely picky about colors and color schemes. I like to have an overall theme or color that runs throughout each weekly layout. I was having a hard time finding the right color speech bubble cards for certain weeks. After altering one of the Studio Calico cards with washi tape, I figured I’d try to make my own…


And soon learned that it is SO SO easy. And fun. And justifies my “washi collection” that seems to be growing constantly. All you need: pencil, washi tape, grid cards or card stock cut to 3 x 4, exacto knife, and scissors.


Draw a speech bubble line freehand. Light enough to be erased if need be, but dark enough to show through the washi:


Layer on the washi tape:


If you look closely enough, you can see the pencil outline. Cut along the line using the exacto knife:


Peel back washi tape on top, erase pencil lines if needed:


Done. Finished product:



16 Comments on “Project Life: DIY Washi Speech Bubble Journal Card”

  1. Colleen says:

    I just saw this on IG – love it!! thanks for sharing. I am totally going to try this. : )

  2. LOVE! I have the same washi tape πŸ™‚

  3. How cool is this?! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Nicole

  4. JoAnn says:

    You’re so inventive and creative! Off to try this like right now. πŸ™‚

  5. michelle7259 says:

    Thanks I was wondering how to do that.

  6. Amanda S. says:

    So clever! Love it! πŸ™‚

  7. Sara says:

    This is such a great way to add color to a regular sheet of paper.

  8. bevie pearl says:

    Thanks for sharing how to do this!!

  9. Michelle says:

    Oh wow, the possibilities and yet another use for my washi tape stash, TFS πŸ™‚

  10. Ang says:

    I’m using design F this year b/c I love all the little pockets. But I’m always looking for ideas on cute ways to use all my stuff to decorate the 3×4 cards w/o overdoing it. I just totally got a ton of ideas from your pages – thank you!! Love your style!

  11. Sue says:

    Great tip

  12. Pixie says:

    Just found your blog by a picture on pinterest. This is such a cool technique. I think I need to practice a bit to make it as neat as yours though!

  13. Tracey Moore says:

    I’m going to give this a try – thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. 1fiftysix says:

    Love this! Super creative! Gonna try it! πŸ˜€

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  16. Sarah Groen says:

    this is awesome- thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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